Prosecutors say a Palatine man wanted to lure coyotes with a deer carcass in his backyard and shoot them, but he killed a neighbor’s curious German shepherd instead.[...]
[Piotr] Holy had set up an elaborate trap for coyotes, rigging [a deer] carcass with a motion sensor and an alarm device, Ahmad said. When [the dog's] run into the yard set off the motion sensor, it alerted Holy’s wife inside the residence, [prosecutor] Ahmad said. She woke Holy, who was sleeping on a couch in the family room, and he picked up a .22 caliber rifle mounted with a telescopic sight, Ahmad said.
Wow. Mr. Holy certainly gave this a lot of thought and went to considerable trouble to set his trap. You'd think that it might have occurred to him that things could go awry. Palatine is a Northwest suburb of Chicago. Lots of apartments and smaller homes with small yards. Not a place where you should be shooting at animals in the yard.